Wansei Painter - Tetsuomi Tateishi

by KUO Liang-yin,FUJITA Shuhei

TATEISHI Tetsuomi was born in Taiwan in 1905. He returned to his birthplace to find painting subjects and became deeply attracted to the landscape and local cultures of Taiwan. During his stay, he made oil paintings, illustrations and wood engravings for the magazine Minzoku Taiwan (Taiwanese Folklore).

He was regarded as a promising painter, but his achievements were to be forgotten when he was repatriated to Japan at the end of WWII and lost most of his paintings. In Japan, he earned a living as an illustrator for children’s books before finally achieving unique expressions in his last years. This film reveals his ambition and struggle, and reflects the dramatic political, cultural and social change in Taiwan.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2016 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Taiwanese Competition


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 59 mins
Year of Completion: 2016
Language: Japanese , Chinese
Subtitles: English , Chinese
Director: KUO Liang-yin,FUJITA Shuhei

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

KUO Liang-yin

KUO Liang-yin received the MFA degrees at USC film school. Since 2000, they have internationally collaborated and produced four documentaries, Searching for the Zero Fighters, Shonenko, Suspended Duty - Taiwan Military Training Regiment, Wansei Painter - Tetsuomi Tateishi, and one narrative feature Quiet Summer. Those films focus on ordinary people who have been governed by Japanese and Taiwanese authorities. It is a unique viewpoint to approach the pre- and post-war history.

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

FUJITA Shuhei

FUJITA Shuhei received the MFA degrees at USC film school. Since 2000, they have internationally collaborated and produced four documentaries, Searching for the Zero Fighters, Shonenko, Suspended Duty - Taiwan Military Training Regiment, Wansei Painter - Tetsuomi Tateishi, and one narrative feature Quiet Summer. Those films focus on ordinary people who have been governed by Japanese and Taiwanese authorities. It is a unique viewpoint to approach the pre- and post-war history.